My first language is Norwegian, and even in my own language I'm always slightly uncertain if I'm using semicolons correctly. I think I know the rules, but there's always a niggling doubt whether I apply them correctly (if that makes sense).
Here are a few examples where I've used them:
NATO’s intervention in Libya was authorised by the UNSC; in Kosovo it was not.
Such a claim is obviously politically motivated, and borders on legal absurdity; the ban on the use of force is accepted as jus cogens binding all states, not simply a treaty obligation between two parties where one breach excuses another.
I don’t know which parts might be relevant, but check the other sections when you’re done writing to see if there are theories, facts etc. that you don’t use in your analysis; if there are, consider leaving them out.
As I understand it, a semicolon can be used in place of a full stop, when the latter part points to something in the first. E.g. "They weren't hungry; I was starving". Is this the case or have I got it wrong? If it is, and some of the examples are wrong, what am I missing?
Thanks for any feedback